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Council fires city manager Letcher

City manager Mike Letcher was fired from a job he'd already resigned from by the Tucson City Council during Wednesday's study session. The council voted unanimously to remove the embattled government chief executive.... Read more»1

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Search underway for new Tucson city manager

A newsmaker interview with Tucson City Councilwoman Karin Uhlich.... Read more»

Mike Letcher

Updated: City manager resigns - effective in one year

City manager Mike Letcher submitted his resignation to the Tucson City Council on Tuesday, saying he would step down in one year. But he might not have that long, councilmen Cunningham and Kozachik said.... Read more»2

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: City manager's leadership questioned

We got the show started with a Friday Focus newsmaker interview with Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik.... Read more»

City transfers 911 responsibility to Fire Dep't

Coming on the heels of glitches in a new 911 emergency call system, Tucson is shifting the management of the city's 911 center to the Fire Department.... Read more»

'Lots of beautiful people' honor MLK at march

Marchers in the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day march on Monday were in a more somber mood than in years past. While smiles and hugs between marchers were evident, and some marchers sang hyms as they walked, the exuberance usually evident was absent among Tucsonans still shaken by last week's shootings. (photo gallery)... Read more»

Tucson police, fire could see layoffs after sales tax defeat

In the wake of a failed effort to raise Tucson's sales tax, city officials say they may have to lay off up to 400 workers.... Read more»

Access Tucson not switched off yet, despite reports

Reports of Access Tucson's death are greatly exaggerated. For the second time in less than a month, Tucson media reported that the City Council eliminated funding for the public access organization. Neither of those votes ever happened.... Read more»

Rio Nuevo

Council OKs downtown hotel timeline

The Tucson City Council gave the nod to a tentative timeline that lays out the process for negotiating agreements necessary for a new downtown hotel. Developer Humberto Lopez asked the city to fund a rehab of his Hotel Arizona, and to assist with another new hotel.... Read more»

Election 2010

Glassman delays Senate run decision

Rodney Glassman, the Tucson city councilman who's been mulling a run for U.S. Senate, will think it over some more.... Read more»3

Budget forum

City budget cuts could change Arts Council funding role

Tucson Pima Arts Council will discuss whether it can continue its current role in funding local arts groups in the wake of city budget cuts at a grants forum Thursday.... Read more»

Tucson City Council

City Council won't consider changing overtime pay rules

The City Council voted 6-0 Wednesday to drop further consideration of new overtime rules that would require 40 hours of on the job work before an employee could earn overtime pay.... Read more»